WVU Medicine West Virginia University Health System has partnered with ScImage, Los Altos, Calif., to utilize ScImage’s PICOM365 enterprise PACS throughout the eight WVU Medicine hospitals. The high security, cloud-based PICOM365 will deliver cardiovascular image management, viewing, and reporting capabilities throughout the health system.

ScImage’s comprehensive imaging solution provides enterprise connectivity of all cardiology modalities including echo cardiology, nuclear cardiology, stress, Holter and ECG, full EHR integration to Epic, as well as LDAP authentication. The end-to-end encrypted solution delivers all the necessary clinical imaging and third-party visualization software applications, reporting and workflow tools to support remote reading and reporting. ScImage has transformed traditional storage-focused Cloud implementations to a fully functional PACS that delivers industry leading performance in the Cloud. ScImage utilizes the most advanced Cloud security and encryption technologies to protect the security of data at rest and in transit – for a fraction of the cost of a traditional big-iron PACS.

“We selected ScImage’s Cloud-based enterprise solution to help us deliver on the promise of expanding access to high quality cardiovascular care throughout West Virginia, regardless of where patients live, without having to travel, with remote imaging and remote consultations,” says Partho Sengupta, MD, director of cardiovascular imaging and chair of cardiovascular innovation at the West Virginia University Heart and Vascular Institute.

“We completed a thorough selection with the goal to transform WVU Medicine’s imaging environment to meet today’s and tomorrow’s challengesa,” says Jim Venturella, CIO WVU Medicine. “Our top priorities included performance, advanced reporting capabilities, remote work, and full integration with Epic. We identified ScImage as the leading solution to support our non-invasive cardiology needs, and ScImage passed our selection criteria with flying colors. With a project of this scale and magnitude, we have a great opportunity to positively impact patient care in West Virginia.”

West Virginia has one of the highest prevalence of cardiovascular disease in the United States. More than 40% of adults in the state have hypertension, and only two out of 10 adults have ever been screened for cardiovascular risks.